Following it’s European launch at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, the CV Show (Stand 4E10) sees the first appearance in these islands for Toyota’s new, tougher and stronger Hilux.
The Hilux has a long-established reputation for exceptional quality, durability and reliability, and has proved its mettle in the world’s most extreme environments.
The new model is longer and wider and has increased all-wheel drive capabilities, thanks to higher ground clearance and changes to the ladder chassis that have delivered a 20 per cent
increase in torsional rigidity.
The deck is now the widest in its class and benefits from a reinforced structure, redesigned floor ribs and a stronger header panel, all of which helps improve its ability to carry heavy loads.
Equal attention has been paid to improving the powertrain, with the debut of a new 2.4 litre D-4D global diesel (GD) engine, available with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. This new powerplant provides vastly improved torque delivery in the low and medium speed ranges, with class-leading fuel economy.
The new Hilux will continue to offer the same versatile choice of body styles: Single, Extra and Double Cab derivatives with a choice of two-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Improvements to the interior provide a more spacious and comfortable feel, combining SUV- style practicality with a more refined ambience. Hilux gains a new tablet-like seven inch touch screen multimedia system, incorporating the latest Toyota Touch 2 with Go system, including audio, connectivity and satellite navigation functions.
Toyota Safety Sense will also be available, equipping Hilux with a range of advanced safety features. Final specifications will be announced ahead of UK and Irish sales starting this mid-summer.